SS Hamburg (1926)
|Owner:||Hamburg America Line|
|Route:||Hamburg–New York City|
|Builder:||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany|
|Launched:||14 November 1925|
|In service:||28 March 1926|
|Fate:||Sold to the Kriegsmarine|
|Commissioned:||1 January 1940|
|Fate:||Sunk by mine, 7 March 1945|
|Acquired:||By salvage, 1950|
|In service:||12 July 1960|
|Displacement:||28,000 t (27,560 long tons)|
|Length:||206.50 m (677 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||24 m (78 ft 9 in)|
|Height:||16.92 m (55 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||9.95 m (32 ft 8 in)|
|Installed power:||28,000 PS (20,590 kW; 27,620 shp)|
|Propulsion:||2 steam turbines, 2 5.20 m (17.1 ft) propellers|
|Speed:||19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)|
|Range:||9,600 nmi (17,800 km; 11,000 mi) at 19 knots|
SS Hamburg was a German ocean liner owned by the Hamburg America Line, built by the Blohm & Voss of Hamburg, Germany and launched in 1925. She had a sister ship, SS New York. They were similar to the SS Albert Ballin.
During World War II, the ship became a naval accommodation ship for the Kriegsmarine in 1940 and served with the 7th U-boat Flotilla in Kiel. Reassigned to 3rd U-boat Flotilla on 1 March 1941, Hamburg was transferred to 6th U-boat Flotilla in Danzig in October. From June 1943, Hamburg was relocated to Gotenhafen and assigned to 8th U-boat Flotilla. On 7 March 1945 during the evacuation of Germans from the Eastern Front, she struck a mine and sank off Saßnitz in position Coordinates: .
The wreck was raised by the Soviets and converted to a whaler at Warnowwerft, Warnemünde from 7 November 1950. Becoming Yuri Dolgoruki, the ship was put in service on 12 July 1960. She was then broken up in 1977.
- Gröner 1988, pp. 75–76.
- Gröner, Erich (1988). Hilfsschiffe II: Lazarettschiffe, Wohnschiffe, Schulschiffe, Forschungsfahrzeuge, Hafenbetriebsfahrzeuge (I). Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815–1945 (in German). V. Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe. ISBN 3-7637-4804-0.